$7,000! Yep, we’re on our way to funding a modular, portable pump track, thanks to the Northfield YouthBank and Northfield High School mountain bikers (L to R) Christof Zweifel, Ellis Orjala, and Patrick Welch:
We’ve added a page to our website that lists all the Rice County area businesses that have donated time, money, goods or services to CROCT in 2015.
Nick Becker, Stew Moyer, and Gareth Bly from Mike’s Bikes in downtown Northfield took time out of their work day today to haul planks & timbers from the City of Northfield ‘s compost site to the Sechler skills park.
We’ll use the wood (from the flood-damaged Mill Towns Trail bridge) for a bridge at Caron Park & miscellaneous skills park features.
Thank you, Nick, Stew, and Gareth!
Last summer, Jason Decoux (CROCT member, Founding Supporter, and regular trail worker) submitted a CROCT grant request to his employer, SageGlass (SAGE Electrochromics). The company annually invites employees to nominate local non-profits to receive a monetary donation. Their Community Gift/Giving Committee reviews the submissions and the the company hosts a dinner to honor the recipients and hand out the checks. We were notified a month ago that the request was approved.
Last night, CROCT president Marty Larson and I attended the dinner in the upstairs events room at Alexander’s in Faribault.
Marty briefly updated the audience on the work our volunteers have done on constructing mountain bike trails in Rice County in the past year. And he was handed at check for $345 which we’ll use to purchase some much-need trail tools.
Unfortunately, Jason wasn’t able to attend due to an emergency at work. We drank a beer in his honor.
That’s Tom and CROCT president Marty Larson at the Sechler skills park in the photos below. Chainsawing in shorts and a printed polo shirt? No worries. Photos were staged. And we’ve since obtained a full complement of protective gear that our skilled volunteers will be required to use.
Thank you, Tom!
And yesterday, driver Andy Valek delivered it to the Sechler skills park where we’ll soon start construction of a beginner’s tabletop jump.
Thank you Jim and Andy!